Trainspotting comes home to Edinburgh


CULT classic Trainspotting will come home to Edinburgh next week with a special screening at one of the key locations in the film.

Based on the best-selling book by Irvine Welsh, the BAFTA award winning film is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.

It will be shown at the Royal Scottish Academy on Wednesday 2 February, followed by an exclusive exhibition at Ingleby Gallery – both are featured in the Danny Boyle movie, which stars Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlisle.

Film fans will remember the Royal Scottish Academy as the backdrop to the opening chase scene, which shows Renton (McGregor) running down Princes Street.

The chase ends abruptly when Renton is hit by a car outside the Ingleby Gallery on Calton Road.

The screening is the third free event in Volkswagen’s See Film Differently series, and follows an original location screening of An American Werewolf in London which was held inside ZSL London Zoo and of the gangster classic, Get Carter, shown at Newcastle Racecourse – both of which are notable locations featured in the classic films.

Rare stills and original promotional material will be on display at the exhibition, as well as a live DJ set with music featured in the film.

Tickets for the event are free and available courtesy of Volkswagen through an online ticket draw.

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